BENEFITING: GLOBAL HUMANITARIA CORP
The majority of Unaccompanied Children arriving into the U.S. come from a region of Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (together known as the Northern Triangle) where high rates of violence and homicide have prevailed in recent years and economic opportunity is increasingly hard to come by.
In addition to the unique community-based training program Global Humanitaria USA (“GH”) developed in response to the nationwide due process crisis affecting Unaccompanied Children in Americas’ immigration court system, GH has established a partnership abroad with The Lourdes School.
The Lourdes School is a school located in an indigenous community in the jungle of Guatemala. The facilities are extremely dilapidated and the building is in extreme disrepair. The conditions are aggravated by the 6 months of intense rain and extreme climate tropical climate. In spite of these conditions, the children make every effort to attend school regularly because they know that their education is only hope of achieving their dreams of a bright future and their only weapon in their fight against poverty.
Come Rebuild with Us! For those donors who are ready to take the next step in their commitment in the advocacy of at risk youth both domestically and abroad, there is still time to join our upcoming trip to The Lourdes School and see your donation put to work. Individual donors who fundraise $2,500.00 by August 31, 2015 can register to join our team in Guatemala on October 10-13, 2015. All accommodations and travel arrangements will be covered by GH and your donation will go directly to the Lourdes School.
Global Humanitaria USA is a 501 (c)(3) organization registered in the United States. Contributions to Global Humanitaria USA are tax deductible to the extent permitted by US federal tax law.
The facts below are from the following article:
The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America Root Causes and Policy Solutions By, Dan Restrepo and Ann Garcia July 24, 2014
Some facts about Guatemala:
- Has the 5th most homicides in the world with a rate of 39.9 homicides per 100,000 people.
- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimated overall gang membership at 22,000 people.
- 29.1% live in extreme poverty and 54.8 % in poverty.
Some facts about the Northern Triangle:
- In 2011, three times more children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador arrived at the U.S. border, with a majority from Guatemala.
- The following year that figure doubled, totaling more than 20,000 unaccompanied minors at the border in fiscal year 2012, and for the first time eclipsing the number of Mexican children.
- Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador were 3 of the 5 most dangerous countries in the world in 2013.
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